Author Archives: Rob Chicken

The Helm Buddy take to the sea

We recently installed a Helm Buddy on a 21ft Snapdragon, which is moored on the Isle of Wight. Once the installation was completed, we took her out for a test sail out in the sea. We also took some pictures of the installation and a video of the test sail. Here they all are, edited […]

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New Product in the Steersman range

We have just added the Helm Buddy II to our range of self steering products. This model is for smaller yachts which have jib-sheet winches, and with a small cockpit. The Helm Buddy II can have the jib-sheet winches mounted on the steering platforms. Here’s a link to the page on our website Helm Buddy […]

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Steersman appears Blog

The Steersman is featured the ‘The Armchair Sailor’ blog. Here’s the link: The Steersman, Self Steering Gear for Yachts – Guest Post by Rob Chicken

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Twitter conversation

A recent conversation I had on Twitter Conrad: Thanks for the follow Rob! Why does the Steersman trump an autopilot? Steersman: Because it doesn’t drain the batteries. It uses the wind pressure in the foresail to steer the boat. Conrad: How much control have you got over it? Or is it the kind of system […]

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